Photos: Dublin celebrates Gay Pride

Photos: Dublin celebrates Gay Pride
Gay Pride Parade Dublin. The INTO LGBT Teachers Group join in as Gay Pride supporters march through Dublin one year after the successful passing of the Marriage Equality Referendum. Photo: RollingNews.ie

Dublin was lined with colour on Saturday as tens of thousands of people turned out to celebrate Pride.

The bright spectacle had a “Rebel Rebel” theme in honour of the late David Bowie as well as the 1916 Easter Rising. It also marked one year since the marriage equality referendum, which saw a popular vote lead to the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Ireland.

Revellers packed the streets as they showed their support for the LGBT community, especially the 49 victims of the recent Orlando nightclub shooting.

Photos: Dublin celebrates Gay Pride
25/06/2016 Pictured is Jesse Dunne(center) with all Bank of ireland Staff and Dancers from Dance Troupe “Diamont Twirlers” from Bluebell as they celebrate Dublin gay pride on the official Bank of Ireland Float at the Garden Of Remembrance on Parnell Square, Dublin 1. Photography: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

 

Photos: Dublin celebrates Gay Pride
27/06/2015. Gay Pride Parades. Pictured members and supporters of the Gay Community in Ireland in Merrion Square in Dublin this afternoon in the annual Gay Pride Parade . Photo: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

 

Photos: Dublin celebrates Gay Pride
27/06/2015. Gay Pride Parade. Pictured Darragh O Sullivan from Coolock joining members and supporters of the Gay Community in Ireland parade up O Connell Street in Dublin this afternoon in the annual Gay Pride Parade . Photo: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

 

Photos: Dublin celebrates Gay Pride
27/06/2015. Gay Pride Parades. (LtoR) Carl Kirby, Robbie Tomkins and Araon Nugent from Finglas join members and supporters of the Gay Community in Ireland parade up O Connell Street in Dublin this afternoon in the annual Gay Pride Parade . Photo: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

 

Photos: Dublin celebrates Gay Pride
25/6/2016. Gay Pride Parade Dublin. The INTO LGBT Teachers Group join in as Gay Pride supporters march through Dublin one year after the successful passing of the Marriage Equality Referendum. Photo: RollingNews.ie

 

Photos: Dublin celebrates Gay Pride
25/6/2016. Gay Pride Parade Dublin. Gay Pride supporters march through Dublin one year after the successful passing of the Marriage Equality Referendum. Photo: RollingNews.ie

 

Photos: Dublin celebrates Gay Pride
27/06/2015. Gay Pride Parades. Pictured is Fabio Tambornni from Italy at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin this afternoon taking part in the annual Gay Pride Parade. Photo: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

 

Photos: Dublin celebrates Gay Pride
27/06/2015. Gay Pride Parades. Pictured (LtoR) Jamie Healy and Victoria Eigler from Blanchardstown at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin this afternoon taking part in the annual Gay Pride Parade.Photo:Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

 

Photos: Dublin celebrates Gay Pride
25/6/2016. Gay Pride Parade Dublin. Gay Pride supporters march through Dublin one year after the successful passing of the Marriage Equality Referendum. Photo: RollingNews.ie

 

Photos: Dublin celebrates Gay Pride
27/06/2015. Gay Pride Parades. (LtoR) Daniel Byrne from Dublin and Wanderson Nicacio From Brazil at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin this afternoon taking part in the annual Gay Pride Parade. Photo: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

 

Photos: Dublin celebrates Gay Pride
25/6/2016. Gay Pride Parade Dublin. The Gay Pride rainbow colours stretch almost the lenght of O’Connell Street, as supporters march through Dublin one year after the successful passing of the Marriage Equality Referendum. Photo: RollingNews.ie

Unfortunately, in spite of the result of the 2015 referendum, the latest LGBT Ireland report found that some members of the community suffer from discrimination and harassment as a result of their sexuality.

This sadly came to light when a man sustained serious injuries in a suspected homophobic attack following the event. The victim, said to be in his early 30s, was struck in the Dame Lane area of Dublin at around 11.30pm.

He was taken to St James’ Hospital in the south inner city before being transferred to Beaumont Hospital, which specialises in treatment for head injuries.

Despite being in a critical condition initially, he is expected to recover from his injuries. Gardaí do not believe the attacker was known to the victim prior to the assault, and they are appealing to anyone with information.

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